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A new detergent‐free dry‐cleaning system

Kohei Sawa (Cleansawa Co., Wakayama‐shi, Wakayama, Japan)
Carlos Rodriguez (Graduate School of Environment and Information Sciences, Yokohama National University, Yokohama, Japan)
Kenji Aramaki (Graduate School of Environment and Information Sciences, Yokohama National University, Yokohama, Japan)
Hironobu Kunieda (Graduate School of Environment and Information Sciences, Yokohama National University, Yokohama, Japan)

International Journal of Clothing Science and Technology

ISSN: 0955-6222

Article publication date: 1 June 2004

Abstract

The performance of a new detergent‐free dry cleaning machine has been investigated and compared to conventional machines. The new machine includes a highly efficient system for solvent purification, and effectively cleans wool, cotton and synthetic fibers without the need of detergent. Its performance is similar or in some cases better than the conventional machines, which contaminate the clothes with detergent. Since detergent is not needed and solvent is efficiently used in the new machine, environmental impacts and operation costs are reduced, and the negative side effects on the properties of clothes are eliminated.

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Sawa, K., Rodriguez, C., Aramaki, K. and Kunieda, H. (2004), "A new detergent‐free dry‐cleaning system", International Journal of Clothing Science and Technology, Vol. 16 No. 3, pp. 324-334. https://doi.org/10.1108/09556220410527246

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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